James B. McCarthy

 

Emerald Shores

by James B McCarthy

Released 2017
Released 2017
On Emerald Shores, fourteen beautiful Irish songs are performed with deeply felt singing and thoughtful acoustic guitar accompaniment.
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I recorded this album because love the songs . Each of them absorbs us as singers and listeners into their melodic flow and lyric creativity. Many of them drive a passionate point home with rhythmic drive. This record was recorded simply so that the songs stand out, in the tradition of the great folk recordings of Pete Seeger, Eric Andersen, Joan Baez, Judy Collins and others. Harvested from listening to the great singers such as Christy …
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Nows the New Later

by James McCarthy

Released 2012
Truetone Sounds
Released 2012
Truetone Sounds
A songwriter who spans styles. Each song is its own world and story and finds its roots then sprouts wings. Folk, Americana, Celtic, jazzy songs for vocal flights deep tunes, goofy tunes.. A voice strong yet soothing. Both traditional and contemporary.

Flyin' Singin'

by James McCarthy

Released 1999
Released 1999
Songs that have roots (feels like home) and wings (feels like liftoff) is the motto here - craft them well then let it fly: folk, jazzy, rock, present and powerful.
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Each inspiration calls for its own form, its own setting. I write the music so it fits the words and find the words to fit the harmonic or melodic inspiration. Then play and play and play as the song finds its feet then its wings and lifts off into the air of the ears.
The songs span a gamut in other words, no apologies. But at heart I am a folk player with an improvisational …
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Wild Wind

by Doolin Rakes

Released 2013
Released 2013
This tune exemplifies Doolin Rakes style with the heartfelt intimacy of folk, the vocal intensity of gospel and the driving power of an original rock ballad.
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This tune was recorded live in Honolulu. It was featured on Hawaii 5-0 on Season Four, Episode Four.
Originally conceived as a Mountain Gospel acapella tune it evolved into its current form through the great musicianship of band members Lesley Kline, Geoff Red, Steve Howells and Jamie Winpenny. Vocals and song by James McCarthy.